Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Playoff Beards Coming into Bloom

Quick: What's the difference between the Joe Torre-led Yankees and the Joe Torre-led Dodgers? (Besides all those World Series trophies?) The Dodgers may not be talking publicly about the playoffs yet, but the post-season is on their minds — and faces:

Blake, DeWitt, Garland: Juan Ocampo/Dodgers; Ethier, Martin, Broxton, Wolf: Jill Weisleder/Dodgers; Kemp, Loney: Chris Carlson/AP; Ramirez: Jon SooHoo/Dodgers; Furcal: Nick Wass/AP; Sherrill: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

16 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

Breezy going for the 40-something Brad Pitt look!

LLCoolL said...

This looks like excellent fodder for a puzzle. Which current Dodger player's name can you spell with these beards?

Fred's Brim said...

for real, like something out of Games magazine!

Josh S. said...

Sherrill's kind of looks like the Rolling Stones logo.

Steve Sax said...

Fred's Brim, don't even get me started on Games Magazine. What used to be a bunch of challenging puzzles and contests has turned into a cross between Highlights magazine and those cheap books you see at the checkstands in supermarkets. Games has turned into a steaming piece of shit.

Fred's Brim said...

for real? That's too bad. My mom had a subscription in the 80s and there were some SOSG-quality puzzles in there, most of which my feeble tweenage mind couldn't handle (the more things change....) I always liked the magnified photos and they had a good scavenger hunt one year.

Dr. Geek said...

Sherrill resembles a vato in the left field pavillion.

rbnlaw said...

Sax, it's not good to keep those feelings bottled up.
Vent man, vent.

I like the playoff beard idea. Works in hockey, why not in baseball. Now, if any other teams jump on the bandwagon, may they be doomed to a first round exit.
*coughcough*Cardinals*cough*Yankees*coughcough

rbnlaw said...

I agree with the assessment of the FBR's beard.
Orale!!

Dusty Baker said...

Now to convince Mrs. Dusty that I need to grow a beard in solidarity with the team's playoff run.

Dr. Geek said...

I haven't shaved in over a week in solidarity with the Bums.

karina said...

@Dr Geek excellent idea!i'd grow a bear too but i have technical problems there.

Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

HLACK is sporting his beard proudly.

KempKershaw said...

Big League Stew over at Yahoo linked to the article.


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Fashion-Ump-Are-the-Dodgers-prepping-playoff-be?urn=mlb,191541

Orel said...

Thanks, KK!

Dan said...

I said it at the start of the season: the free agents we added, the trades mid-season, the team atmosphere, the balance in the lineup and the consistency of the pitching overall, we are looking at a 1988-type of year. I feel it. I am growing a beard! Let's win it all, 21 years later.